Sunday, 23 May 2010

Spiritual Sunday - Kindness

I talked earlier in the week about the values I am trying to instill in to my children and this week we have been discussing kindness.

Fellow Blogger Suzie at New Day New Lesson has a kindness club, so we have been talking about her weekly initiatives.

What is kindness and why it is important? this is one of the things we have been discussing this week
  • the quality of being warmhearted, sympathetic, considerate, charitable, pleasant and humane
  • To be able to forgive
The boys have been actively working on their acts of kindness this week and we had a great example by Mini at our community coffee morning yesterday.  It has been very hot and they were serving ice pops for the children and Mini had consumed so many he was facing turning in to one and they were running out.  He took his 10p and and went to ask for another and was told it was the last one, when one of his friends from school came and wanted it, as he hadn't had one, mini gave him his.  I didn't prompt this, he just did it.

I am trying to explain to the boys that they should treat others, as they would wish to be treated and slowing I do believe it is going in.

How to you introduce Christianity or spiritualism in to your children's lives?  I found MadDad chatting away to our local Jehovah's Witness this morning, now MadDad is an atheist through and through, but he was discussing with them the importance to him in bring up his children with christian values and beliefs until they were old enough to make their own decisions.
It really made me smile, he was stood on the drive with the boys (waiting for me as usually to go off to the coffee morning) and they actually waved us goodbye, he might not have agreed with their methods or branch of religion, but he listened and chatted to them and this made me proud to be with this great man.

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